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Since 1902

About Hercules

Why Buy Hercules




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Hercules Truck & Van Body Manufacturers Provide Durability, Value, Flexibility, Safety, & Temperature Management for Your Truck and/or Fleet.


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Jeffrey Caddick, Hercules

Jeffrey A. Caddick, CEO/Owner
From 1981-1985 Jeffrey attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana earning a BS in Business, Major in Accounting, Minor in English, and graduated Cum Laud.

After 10 years in NYC he relocated back to Evansville, IN joining Hercules as a District Sales Manager. He moved on to become Operations Manager, and then to Purchasing Agent.

Jeffrey purchased Hercules Mfg. Co. from George L. & Rita Caddick in 2000 and now serves as CEO.

Moonlighting as the personal manager of a legendary jazz musician has enabled him to travel all over the world and even to perform at the White House.

“What differentiates Hercules from our competitors is the level of customer service we provide through our sales force. We put in the time and effort to serve our customers with good specs before a purchase, but also, we do not run away from a customer with a problem after a purchase.”
Jeffrey A. Caddick, CEO

Joe Banna, Presient

Joe Banna, President Emeritus

Read the Henderson Geaner article on Joe's retirement.

Read Mr. Banna's Obituary

Jimmy Johns, Production Control Mamager

Johnny Jones, Production Control Manager
Johnny is a graduate of Campbellsville University with a BS degree in Business. Johnny joined Hercules in July 2010 bringing to his position 22 years of experience as operations manager of a high volume distribution facility for American Materials Inc. Johnny states that,

“Hercules strives to be the best in the business by meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers before and after the sell. Customer satisfaction is our mission”.
Johnny Jones, Production Control Manager

Quentin Quentin Newton, Maintenance Manager
Quentin came to us from Alcoa, where he served as the Maintenance Supervisor for the past 2 years.

Prior to working at Alcoa, he worked as a Maintenance Manager for Flair Molded Plastics, an Overhead Crane Technician for Konecranes, as well as a Maintenance Mechanic for the Shaw Group, Thyssen Krupp and Peerless Pottery.

LaSenna Powell

LaSenna Powell, Office Manager
LaSenna Powell has joined Hercules Manufacturing Company as an Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Representative.  Previously, she was the HR Manager at Land O’ Frost and Rexam Closures in Madisonville, KY.  Ms. Powell has a Master’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.

Corrie Buchanaaan Alexa Bowling, HR/Safety Manager
Alexa is a resident of Henderson, and comes to Hercules having worked @ Kenco Logistics in Mt. Vernon as their HR Manager/Safety/Secure Site Advocate. Kenco is a 3PL providing transportation services to Mead Johnson.Previously Bowling worked as Employee Benefits & Leave Administrator for Springleaf Finance, Inc., HR Manager/Benefits Specialist for Irving Materials Inc., and Regional Manager (KY, IN, IL) for PMI Staffing Inc.

Bowling’s education includes the PHR Course from Owensboro Community College, multiple SHRM Certifications & Membership, Ultipro & ADP payroll Certifications, OSHA 10 Hour- 2008 & 2016, DOT Reasonable Suspicion Drug/Alcohol Certification- Deaconess Hospital, Accident Investigation Certification- Zurich Insurance Company, Labor Law Certification- Chicago IL Labor Law Conference, S.T.A.R.S. interviewing certification, P.E.R.P. certification & CPR/Adult first aid certified

Justin Wilson Justin Wilson, Warranty Manager
Amber Daughtery

Amber Daugherty, HR Coordinator
Amber received her Bachelors of Science degree in Management with an emphasis on Human Resources from USI in December of 2011.

Amber haas experience as an HR Coordinator responsible for payroll, recruiting, onboarding and assisting with all other aspects of HR.

Augie Reid

Audie Reid, Manufacturing Engineer
Audie earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering @ the University of Louisville, and is currently working on his MS in Mechanical Engineering from same. Audie’s Skills/Coursework include: mechatronics, Arduino and MATLAB Coding Experience, P&ID and Pipe ISO Experience, Microsoft Suite, Vibrations Theory and Control, SolidWorks, AutoCAD & MicroStation, Vehicle Design and Handling & Fluid Power Systems. 

Audie has worked as a Mechanical Engineering Co-op for the Marathon Petroleum Company in Catlettsburg, KY including Project Management.

Emily Williams, Administrative Assistant at Hercules Manufacturing

Emily Williams, Administrative Assistant APEmily joined the Hercules team as a temporary/seasonal employee  in July and has transitioned to full time.

Julie Herron, Hercules Administrative Assistant. Julie Herron,Receptionist/Accounts Payable Administrator
Julie has over 15 years’ experience in business administration. She has worked previously for Henderson Express and Business Equipment Distributions.   
Daniel-owen Daniel Owen, Administrative Assistant-Parts and Repairs
Daniel Owen studied Computer Science at Murray State University. He joined Hercules as a production team member in 2015 at Henderson Trailer Company. Daniel recently transitioned to the Parts and Repairs Department as an Administrative Assistant.


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